About Language Fun Barbados

  • Language Fun Barbados is passionate about teaching and promoting the French language. What does that mean for you? We’re always keeping up-to-date with the latest, most effective language teaching trends so that each child receives a quality French education and progresses as quickly as possible.

    Language Fun Barbados uses a combination of licensed curriculum sets and lesson plans and resources developed by the founder. The curriculum has been purposely designed and structured with age-appropriate activities to ensure maximum exposure to the French language in the limited class time, so as to start developing listening comprehension skills. Through strategic repetition of key vocabulary words and expressions, children start to understand more quickly. Our mission is to make it fun and easy for children to start learning the French language.

  • Our methodology

    Total Physical Response (TPR)

    Using movement to help establish meaning so children are able to show their understanding of French even before speaking it

    Sensorial learning

    Children will get to use their senses to learn French. Some classes might even include tasting sessions (with parents’ permission of course).

    Multiple Intelligences Theory

    Since children have different ways of learning, we use a variety of games, songs, craft projects and other activities all related to the curriculum to engage all students and accommodate the many different learning styles of our students.

    Use of realia and props

    We endeavour to use as many real-life objects as possible to help children understand so that they start to associate an object with a word in the language.

    Role-playing and pretend play

    Children get to use their imagination and put the material that they learn into practice by doing appropriate role-play associated with the curriculum unit.

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  • Meet the Teacher 

     

    Salut! Je m’appelle Leandra. J’espère avoir le plaisir d’accueillir votre enfant dans ma classe!

     
    About Leandra

    Leandra King was born in Barbados and is the founder of Language Fun Barbados. Leandra has always been intrigued and fascinated by foreign languages and new cultures since she was a child. It was no surprise then that these were the subjects she enjoyed and excelled in at school.

    After graduating from University with a degree in modern Languages, she participated in a work program organised by the Ministry of Education in France, working in the overseas department of Martinique for 8 months teaching conversational English classes to middle school and high-school aged French students. This time abroad afforded her the opportunity to deepen her French language skills in a practical setting and be immersed in the French language and culture.

    Since returning to Barbados in 2014, Leandra has taught French and English as a second language (ESL) in both the traditional classroom and online in one-on-one settings. She is passionate about teaching and motivating her students and likes to make her classes creative and interactive. Therefore, she is always seeking professional development opportunities to continuously improve on her teaching skills.

     
    When she’s not busy teaching, here’s how Leandra loves to spend her free time
    • Gardening75
    • Cooking and trying new recipes95
    • Travelling and sightseeing97
    • Watching her favourite TV shows100
  • Why I started this program

    I love interacting with children and I’ve always loved storytelling and creative play. That’s why I sought to start a program that incorporates these elements into the learning of a foreign language for young children.  

    Why learn a foreign language?

    I’ve personally seen how knowing a language has opened up many opportunities to me and how I’ve been able to transcend physical borders. That’s why it’s my desire to share this with young children so that they too will have these opportunities ahead of them as they grow older.

  • BENEFITS OF LEARNING A LANGUAGE

    Research has shown that children who speak a second language tend to show more development in their cognitive (thinking ) skills, social skills and learning in general.

    • Competitive edge in excelling in school
    • Future study and work abroad opportunities
    • Travel opportunities
    • Networking with people around the world.
    • This can make for an enriching life!   
  • Invest in your child’s future by giving them the gift of French

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